ILA JANE HARDY BLACKLOCK, 84, on Feb. 23, 2016,
was surrounded by God's peace, which is far more
wonderful than the human mind can understand.
(Phillipians 4:7} Interment was in the Ranger
She was born on Dec. 25, 1931 to Ida Belle (Glover)
Hardy & Tom K. Hardy. She attended Ranger High
School in the Class of 1949 at Ranger, TX. She
married her angel, Gayle Dean Blacklock (RHS-1944),
in April of 1953 at Ranger.
Jane was preceded in death by her dear Granny, Olivia
Jane Glover, her parents, an infant son, Michael, &
her brothers and sister, Dorothy Hardy Creel (RHS-
1944), Dr. T.K. Hardy, Jr. (RHS-1947), & Kenneth
Jane was a creative and giving soul. She shared her
knowledge of cooking, sewing, quilting and nature
with anyone who had the patience learn. If you ever
played a game of cards with her, you knew her fiercely
competitive nature (don't tell Gayle she occasionally
let him win at a game of Skip Bo to ease his ego).
Jane could have written for the American Pickers show
and her remaining treasures are a testament. In a
recent conversation, she said, "What's the use of
having it, if you can't look at it."
Jane's children were the center of her Universe. Her
first born, Dan, gleaned her ability to create. Her
daughter, Jan, was the benefit of her ability to talk
herself out of a box. Jon, her youngest, could do no
wrong (except when she wasn't looking); when he became
school age, she decided to become a substitute teacher
so she could always keep tabs. Before her stroke, she
& Gayle traveled extensively, but always for purpose
of reconnecting with family and friends.
Many will miss her sweet smile, but mostly her husband,
Gayle, sons G. Dan Blacklock of Eastland and Jon D.
Blacklock (Ann) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & daughter,
Jan Blacklock Matthews (Bob) of Lubbock. She loved her
grandchildren, Jon David Blacklock, Benjamin Blacklock,
Devan Blacklock Schaefer, Elise Matthews & Eric Matthews;
she was also blessed with one granddaughter, Layla Matthews.
She knew many angels, but left this life under the care
of her newest friend, Phyllis Battle and Gentiva Hospice.
Her dog, Sam, will miss hiding with her during thunder-